King Saud Medical Complex

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King Saud Medical City
مدينة الملك سعود الطبية
Ministry of Health
Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
Coordinates Coordinates: 24°37′40″N 46°41′25″E / 24.62778°N 46.69028°E / 24.62778; 46.69028
Funding Governmental
Hospital type Public
Affiliated university - King Saud University
- Imam Muhammad bin Saud Islamic University
- Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University
- Dar Al Uloom University
Standards Accreditation from International Joint Commission (JCI) obtained on 22 Jan 2013
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1500
Founded 13 Oct 1956

King Saud Medical City is a hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is a tertiary care center for medicine and surgery especially spinal and neurosurgery. It is international recognized center for training in medicine and surgery. It has 1500 beds of which 180 beds are in the intensive-care unit beds. By virtue of the bed capacity and patient load, KSMC is by far the largest hospital of Saudi Arabia. KSMC's ER department is one of the busiest in the country.

Since a few years KSMC has upgraded its status to a medical city (King Saud Medical City)[1]

A new chapter has been added to the KSMC story since 1st January 2016. A Trauma Unit has been started which caters to all trauma cases which have been brought directly to KSMC or those being referred to KSMC for further management coming from all corners of the Kingdom, on many occasions by air ambulance. Upon activation the Trauma Unit is available at the bed side of the patient in the ER Resuscitation area within 15 minutes and the reception and resuscitation is begun along with the ER doctors. The Trauma Unit is slowly shaping itself into a Level 1 Trauma Center with its own tower (building), dedicated ER, Resuscitation area, ICU and wards. At this point, the Trauma Unit is evolving having served 92 patients since inception (42 days, 1st Jan 2016 to 12th Feb 2016). The trauma ICU is up to its full capacity and patients have started overflowing to the Tower ICU.

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[1] Deena M. Barakah, and Sami S. Alwakeel, “Impact of CPOE on Physicians and Dentists' Work Performance at King Saud Medical Complex Hospital: A Case Study” Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2009 Vol. I, WCECS 2009, October 20–22, 2009, San Francisco, USA pp296–298

[2]Deena M. Barakah, and Ali Al Kinani, “RFID Applications in Saudi Hospitals: A Case Study” Proceedings of 12th IBIMA conference on Creating Global Economies through Innovation and Knowledge Management, June 29–30, 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia pp1670–1672.

[3] Saddik, B.;Barakah, D.M. ;Aldosari, B., “A Study of PDA and Smartphone Adoption Rates at King Saud Medical City Hospitals” , Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology,La Jolla, USA, 25–29 March 2012

[4] Deena M Barakah, Ayman M Alrobia, Sami Alwakeel . “ Strategic Plan and Development Projects for Modern Health Clinical Information Systems at King Saud Medical City” , International Journal of Information and Electronics Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 4, July 2014, PP 317–324

[5] D M Barakah & Mohammad S. Al Hasan, Sami Alwakeel, “Information Technology Adoption and Literacy in Health Care Practice: A Case Study” International Conference on Software & Information Systems (ICSIS 2015), May 9-10 , 2015.. Also published in Journal of Advances in Information Technology Vol. 6, No. 1, February 2015

[6] D M Barakah & Manal M. Shira, Sami Alwakeel, “Information Technologies Adoption in Medical Education, Research and Advancement Clinical Treatment at King Saud Medical City” International Conference on Software & Information Systems (ICSIS 2015), May 9-10 , 2015. Also published in Journal of Advances in Information Technology Vol. 6, No. 2, May 2015

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